Samuel Adams Thirteenth Hour Stout (Barrel Room Collection) | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams Thirteenth Hour Stout (Barrel Room Collection)Samuel Adams Thirteenth Hour Stout (Barrel Room Collection)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Aged in oak barrels; hand-bottled corked & caged; bottled-conditioned.

Added by Jason on 08-11-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#25,502
Reviews:
288
Ratings:
1,071
pDev:
15.28%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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46
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Photo of TylerJ
3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MGoeltz
3.87/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 1971bernat
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Curtis
3.12/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours very dark. Thick foaming lacing that is gone within a minute leaving not a trace. Smell has a lot of wine characteristics, fruit, fresh, sour (not bad, just Belgian yeast). Mouthfeel is again wine like -low carbonation. The bottle says stout, havn't noticed any of that yet. The alcohol is apparent (not burnie) and at 9% will hit soon enough. Strange, this seems much more like a dark Belgian abby ale than a stout in any way -way too sour for a stout. It's not bad at all, actually quite pleasant, just not what I was expecting. Finish is pretty smooth, but the wine and sour characteristics are very obvious. They should have just called it a "Dark Belgian Ale" and left it at that.

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Photo of eldoctorador
4.75/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.91/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The pour is a dark brown color yielding the same colored body with a thin not even a half finger white foamy head. Lacing is sporadic and kinda all over the place. The smell has some plum, yet with some nice spice (thinkin’ some cloves and allspice). Chocolate and a light raisin sort of aroma enters in nicely at the end. The taste has a nice Belgian sweetness without any strong yeastiness of most Belgians, slight spicy yet somewhat chocolatey aftertaste, sticky sweet finish. The palate has about a medium, actually for a 9% brew this has a slight sessionable element to it. Carbonation isn’t harsh nor smooth, nor is there anything that makes it standout in the mouthfeel, but I will say I do feel the ABV startin’ to creep up on me. Overall, pretty nice imperial stout that I could come back to.

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Photo of jwat
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yuenglingfan101
5/5  rDev +34%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Shawnspl
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Huhzubendah
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lagerquestrian
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jgido759
2.77/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I was so looking forward to trying this, but boy was I disappointed.

The description was everything I look for in a stout but, to me, it almost tasted like a wine. No coffee or chocolate flavoring at all.

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Photo of emptyglassagain
4.07/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of emincems
4.15/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

most underrated beer of all time! complex taste of belgian sour yeasts, chocolate, coffee, oak and roasted malts. warming finish. strong body. perfect combination of american stout and belgian yeast.

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Photo of Pegasus
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Reddish black body, with a small, but persistent, dense tan head, appears a deep, clear burgundy before a strong light. Thick, fine-beaded lacing coats the glass walls in an unbroken sheet.

Aroma: Sweet, wine-like aroma, very vinous, with hints of tawny Port, though understated. Prominent notes of dark fruit are also present, particularly plums, as well as wood.

Taste: Begins with strong notes of dark fruit, particularly plums, and ripe red grapes. There are hints of coffee and bitter cocoa, though these are quite understated. Throughout, there is an undercurrent of sweet alcohol, of the sort that I would associate with a good ruby port. Later in the taste,sugar-glazed dates present and hints of wood appear, subtle, but present, nonetheless. Finishes with a note that is more like a well-aged vintage red wine, than a beer.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, rich, and full, with slight soft carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: The most wine-like beer I have ever had, an interesting departure from mainstream craft beer. A really spectacular offering, not to be missed. Save a bottle or two to serve with a holiday dinner, the holidays are closer than it seems.

Presentation: Packaged in a custom, enameled 25.4 ounce brown glass bottle with a cork and cage, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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Photo of OompaMentor
4.23/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pundit_of_Potability
4.18/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This ale is described on the bottle as Belgian Style Stout....A stout? Perhaps by calling it a stout they'll get more people to try it--but this is definitely a Belgian style Strong Dark Ale...which may just be semantics, but alas... You definitely can taste the oak at the very end of this ale, just like all the others in this series.... This one pours a dark chocolate-coffee and molasses color. A nice head dissipates quickly with light lacing. This one is a flavor explosion...Along with the oakiness, you immediately taste the figginess, along with dark cherries, chocolate, coffee and molasses, which also describes the smell. The alcohol is barely hidden, as this rich sweetness finishes with a bright tartness on the sides. The spices are there and accompanies the sizzle of the carbonation nicely. But there is something too aggressive about this ale. I can taste all the different parts, but not as a unified flavor. Everything about this ale is big. Big flavors, big carbonation, big on the oak and molasses and fig/date fruitiness. It is potable and refreshing, but perhaps would meld together better with even more time in the cellar. Worth the buy, but not a world beater.

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Photo of Sappyjoker
4.27/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Commandophile
4.19/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hogrider
3.86/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dbl_delta
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Undated bottle into pint glass. Pours a dark, cloudy cola color with a light tan head. Initial impression is molasses, quickly followed by roasted malts, oak, a little chocolate, and dark fruits. Pretty smooth; medium carbonation (a bit too much for my taste in a stout). Alcohol is well hidden. Finish is also smooth, with a lingering taste of dark fruits on the back of the tongue.
I'm not a fan of Belgian beers, so this one started out with one strike agaonst it. The strong fruit presence was overdone. Sorry, but this one doesn't impress me.

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Photo of Zazzi82
3.52/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gote
4.31/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 22Blue
3.91/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 1,071 ratings
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